I do not just play soccer, I am a “soccer player”. My parents met playing college soccer in the 80s, and the beautiful game is a part of our family culture. For example, we spent the summer of 2015 traveling throughout Canada, following the US Women’s National Team all the way to the World Cup Final in Vancouver. Like every other kid playing soccer and trying to make the leap to college soccer, I am committed to training hard, studying tactics, good nutrition and of course, performing in the classroom. That however, is not unique. In addition I am a level 8 certified referee for my local association. I have coaching certifications from United Soccer Coaches and help a local A-licensed coach run skills camps for young players in Western Pennsylvania. Being a “soccer player” to me is more than excelling as a goalkeeper. I have attended a soccer camp at La Roche College each of the past four summers as a field player. I love playing the game casually, as well as competing at the highest levels. Futbol is the beautiful game, and regardless of my path in college, it will always be a significant part of my life.